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UPDATE: Police say standoff in north Springfield connected to robbery, abduction Police are connecting a four hour long standoff at a north Springfield home Sunday morning to an armed robbery and an abduction.  It all started at 3:20 a.m. Sunday, when police say they responded to an armed robbery at the Kum and Go at 425 N. West Bypass in Springfield. A man showed a gun, demanded money and fled with an undetermined amount of cash. Soon after ...

Arkansas towns continue recovery from 2014 tornado It's been one year since a deadly and destructive tornado outbreak in Arkansas, and the recovery is still underway. The death toll from the April 27, 2014, outbreak reached 16 with lives lost in Faulkner County, Pulaski County and White County. TMayflower and Vilonia were the towns  the hardest hit. Mayflower Mayor Randy Holland says that patience has been the largest obstacle to overcome. Holland says you ...

Cards ace Wainwright placed on 15-day DL with ankle injury St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left Achilles and left ankle injury, the team says, and could be out much longer. The 33-year-old pitcher was injured while batting in the top of the fifth inning over a 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. The injuries occurred after Wainwright broke from the batter's box ...

Springfield's Convoy of Hope responds to earthquake-ravaged Nepal International humanitarian relief organization, Convoy of Hope, has a team en route to Nepal after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed more than 1,400 people and caused widespread devastation. “Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world and is not well equipped to respond to a disaster of this magnitude,” says Hal Donaldson, president and co-founder of Convoy of Hope. “Because the need is so great ...

Photos: World Tai Chi Day 2015 Tai Chi practitioners gather at St. John's-Mercy Memorial Garden in Joplin. ...

Springfield senator criticizes social services budget Missouri lawmakers have sent the new state budget to the governor, but one local senator has some problems with it. Sen. Bob Dixon, (R) Springfield, says the budget for the Department of Social Services doesn’t provide enough funding for mental health care in the state. On the Senate floor, Dixon said the omissions would have “long-lasting and devastating impacts on my region.” VIDEO: Springfield senator criticizes social ...

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Man driving motorhome leads Alaska State Troopers on a chase
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man sought on a felony arrest warrant used a motorhome to unsuccessfully escape Alaska State Troopers.

Family, friends in Baltimore mourn death of arrested man
BALTIMORE (AP) — A night of violence gave way to a day of mourning Sunday for a man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.

U.S., allies conduct air strikes in Syria, Iraq: U.S. military
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces targeted Islamic State militants in Syria with three air strikes from Saturday to Sunday morning and conducted 17 strikes against the group in Iraq, the U.S. military said. In Syria, the air strikes hit Islamic State positions near Al Hasakah, Dayr Az Zawr and Kobani, according to a U.S. military statement on Sunday. In Iraq, five strikes hit Islamic State positions near Fallujah. The strikes also hit Islamic State positions near Al Hawayjah, Bayji, Mosul and Ramadi, the statement said. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Leslie Adler)

"Demons on the mountain"; survivors recall avalanche terror
By Sanjeev Miglani KATHMANDU (Reuters) - When Khile Sherpa opened his eyes, the snow around him was bright red, drenched with blood streaming from gashes in his body from the avalanche that catapulted him across Mount Everest's base camp at lunchtime on Saturday. Khile was among the first 15 survivors flown from Everest to Kathmandu on Sunday after a powerful earthquake hit Nepal a day earlier killing more than 2,460 people, at least 17 of them in the avalanche it triggered on the world's tallest peak. Like hundreds of other earthquake victims, the 20-year-old was waiting for treatment outside Kathmandu's overcrowded Medical College hospital. Khile was one of nearly 1,000 climbers and sherpa guides on Everest when the first avalanche struck and claimed the biggest toll of any disaster on the mountain.

Three U.S. citizens dead in Nepal earthquake
Three Americans have died in the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal, the U.S. State Department said on Sunday, including a woman who died when an avalanche triggered by the temblor struck the climbers' base camp on Mount Everest. The woman, Marisa Eve Girawong, was a physician's assistant who worked for Madison Mountaineering, a Seattle-based guide service, according to Kurt Hunter, the company's co-founder and chief technology officer. A second American was Dan Fredinburg, a veteran Google Inc executive, who served most recently as head of privacy at Google X, a research division at the Mountain View, California-based technology company.